Born in Florence, Gianluca Sorrentino began to study singing in Florence and later he perfected himself in Rome with Mirella Parutto.

He made his debut with El Retablo de Maese Pedro at the Trento Festival, and then started singing Mozart (Ferrando - Così fan tutte and Don Ottavio - Don Giovanni) on the occasion of the Mozart-Da Ponte project, brought in the most important Italian and English concertistic societies and conducted by M° Desderi.

He was invited at the festival of Glyndebourne to sing as Fenton in Falstaff, recorded by BBC.

He won the As.Li.Co. Competition in Milan, and he sang in Cenerentola-Don RamiroL’italiana in Algeri-LindoroIl Turco in Italia-Don NarcisoLa pietra del paragone-GiocondoDon Pasquale-ErnestoElisir d’amore-NemorinoConvenienze e inconvenienze teatrali-German tenorMatrimonio segreto-PaolinoLa Rondine-Prunier and I quatro rusteghi-Filipeto.

He has a very busy concertistic activity, with a repertoire that ranges from Schubert to Orff, Britten and Stravinsky.

He has worked with such eminent conductors as: M° Gelmetti, Campori, Renzetti, Severini, Bellugi, Haitink, Pesko and Rovaris singing CenerentolaL’Italiana in Algeri, Turco in Italia (Narciso), Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Pietra del ParagoneLucia di Lammermoor (Arturo), La Volpe Astuta (il gallo, l’oste), Convenienze ed Incovenienze Teatrali, Rita, La Rondine (Prunier), Manon Lescaut (Edmondo, Lampionaio), Turandot (Pong), I Quattro Rusteghi (Filipeto), Carmen (Remendado), Nozze di Figaro,Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Maria di Rohan (Gondì), I Pagliacci (Beppe), Wozzeck (Jude), StreetScene (Lippo Fiorentino), Evgenij Onegin (Triquet).

In 1999 he has sung at the opening of the season at Teatro La Fenice in Venezia, singing in Maria di Rohan, conducted by M° Gelmetti; in the same year he made his debut asConte di Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Napoli (with Leo Nucci), under the conduction of M° Ferro, and he went back to Venezia for La volpe astuta (Příhody lišky Bystroušky ) by Janacek.

In 2000 he sang in Italiana in Algeri at Teatro Regio of Torino with the regie of J. P. Ponnelle and he debuted with the role of Conte d’Almaviva-Barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro San Carlo of Napoli, performing the same role at Teatro Regio of Torino and Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina.

In 2001 he performed in Ginevra di Scozia at Teatro Verdi in Trieste and in I Pagliacci at Teatro Regio in Torino, with the direction of F. Zeffirelli.

In 2002, with I Pagliacci, he made his debut at Teatro dell’Opera in Roma; in the same year he made La Fanciulla del West (Harry) at Teatro Massimo, Manon Lescaut( Lampionaio) at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome.

Recently he performed: Don Quichotte (Juan) - Trieste; Il Naso (Iarijkin) - Lisbon, Pulcinella - Chieti, La Fanciulla del West (Harry) - Messina, Manon Lescaut - Roma,Carmina Burana - Udine, Pulcinella – Padova; Il Matrimonio segreto (Paolino) – Chieti; Pulcinella - Macerata, Jesi and Ancona .

2009: I Racconti di Hoffman (Nathanael) - Teatro Regio in Torino. Assassinio nella Cattedrale - Teatro alla Scala in Milano; I sette peccati capitali by Kurt Weill andTrouble in Thaiti – for the Lombardy theatres network.

2010I Pagliacci - Chieti conducted by M° D. Renzetti; L’heure espagnole - Messina conducted by M° Carlo Palleschi; Don Chisciotte - Palermo conducted by  M° Alain Guingal and directed by  Laurent Pelly.

2011: Francesca da Rimini (Malatestino) and Salome –Trieste; Traviata – Verona (Arena); Help, help, the Globolinks! by Giancarlo Menotti – Palermo.

2013: Carmen – Trieste; Falstaff (Bardolfo) – Festival Salzburg.

2014: L’occasione fa il ladro (Don Eusebio) and Madama Butterfly (Goro) - Trieste; Falstaff (Bardolfo) - Florence.

2015: Falstaff - Trieste.

2016: Falstaff and Fedora - Naples.

2017: Elektra and Trovatore - Naples.

He recorded Turandot (Companion Classics), Carmina Burana (Velut Luna), I Pagliacci in Chieti; I quattro Rusteghi (Arcadia) e The cunning little vixen (La Fenice).








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